Isle of Wedmore News – July 2024

Our Health & Wellbeing In consultation with Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice and with the support of Wedmore Parish Council here is this month’s item relating to our health & wellbeing. It’s all a question of balance. I wonder if there was a drink problem in Wedmore in times gone by? According to Hazel Hudson, there were 19 pubs in the parish in the 1840-1880s. There were also at least 15 houses selling cider but for just a limited time. Apparently, the Axbridge Petty Sessions were kept busy with people selling drink after hours and there were many cases of…

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Financial Wellbeing

Kathryn Delve, Financial Wellbeing Officer for Westcountry Savings and Loans (a Credit Union supported by Somerset County Council) says: "January can be a difficult month for many people, this week of the year particularly, is when people feel the impact of their Christmas spend.  With the current cost of living crisis 2023 will I am sure will have a difficult start for many struggling families.  The Financial Wellbeing project in Somerset aims to promote financial awareness in the community, so I have put together a checklist to prompt people to give themselves a financial heath check this January and with information…

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R;pple

Axbridge & Wedmore Doctors are promoting this tool which may be of interest to parents and family members or individuals who have suicidal thoughts, and are aware of several schools and colleges in Somerset who are already downloading this tool within their organisations. R;pple are also encouraging other organisations to consider using this tool to protect staff. You can find out more about this at the website here. R;pple Suicide Prevention www.ripplesuicideprevention.com The R;pple tool is available as a Browser Extension or through Wi-Fi/network Integration.  Once installed, the tool discreetly monitors queries via search engines, forums and video sharing platforms.…

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